Who Is Who Among The New Members of Board of Directors of RMB

On August 14, 2020, the cabinet meeting announced the appointment of a new Board of Directors of Rwanda Mines Petroleum and Gas Board.

The Board brings an asset of industry experience and strategic business knowledge, including expertise in operations, large project execution, and legal and financial acumen.

The board will oversee the functioning of the executive organ of RMB and provide strategic guidance to be followed in fulfillment of its responsibilities.

Mr. Jean Paul Adam (Chairperson)

Jean Paul Adam is currently Director for climate change, environment and sustainable development – with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He previously held different ministerial portfolios in Seychelles including ministry of Finance, Trade and The Blue Economy and ministry of health. Adam holds MA in international political economy from University of Manchester.

Dr. Digne Rwabuhungu (Vice chairperson)

Dr. Digne Rwabuhungu is Dean of the School of Mining and Geology, University of Rwanda. He recently elaborated the curricula for undergraduate applied geology and mining engineering programs of the School of Mining and Geology. He is author and co-author of mining and geology research publications. Among others Dr. Rwabuhungu edited the African Academic reference book, untitled: “Design and Implementation of Degree Programme in Applied Geology” translated in Arabic, Portuguese and French languages and used in 14 African Universities. Dr. Digne Rwabuhungu holds a PhD in Geology on research topic related to Lake Kivu methane gas and an MSc in Hydrogeology and Hydrogeochemistry from “Université Libre de Bruxelles”, Belgium.

Diane Uwitonze

Diane Uwitonze is a Managing Partner at Beyond Invest Capital Ltd, an investment and transaction advisory company and also serves on the boards of Rwandan Civil Aviation Authority and the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda. Diane brings a diverse skill set and vast experience spanning over 10 years in investment and transaction advisory services.

Mr. Mitali Calvin

Calvin Mitali is a Partner at Equity Juris Chambers, one of the leading corporate law firms in Rwanda. Calvin holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. Calvin specializes in corporate/commercial law.

Eng.Umubyeyi Naila

Eng. Naila Umubyeyi has a career of over 10 years in Environmental Management and Civil Engineering projects. She is an Independent Consultant, registered as a Lead Expert in Environmental Assessment with the Rwanda Association of Professional Environmental Practitioners. She holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology and an MSc in Integrated Water Resources Management from the University of Dar es Salaam.


Mr. Fulgence DUSABIMANA has 10 years of experience working in the Construction Industry and High Learning Institutions in Rwanda. He currently serves as Infrastructure Specialist of Climate Resilient Settlements in FONERWA. He holds a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from National Polytechnic School of Algiers, Algeria.

Mrs. Augusta M.C UMUTONI

Mrs Augusta M.C UMUTONI is Physicist, Manager of Lake Kivu Monitoring Program (LKMP) within Rwanda Energy Group (REG). The Program ensures a safe and sustainable exploitation of Lake Kivu Gas Resources. She has more than 17 years’ experience in Lake Kivu sciences and resources management.